Red Collector

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  1. First bto auction

    Seems a bit strange... I would be curious about the age/ size/ hours of the equipment he is holding back. That machinery lineup looks a lot different than most of the guys I would call bto's around here. Kind of seems low houred for 20 year old equipment pushing through 13-15 K acres/year. Did he go nuts on cash rent trying to keep up with the big boys?
  2. rantoul golf carts

    Sounds good... thanks
  3. rantoul golf carts

    On the subject of what is or isn't allowed, does anybody know anything about coolers? I would guess alcohol is a no-no, but what about pop and water? The "general info" section didn't say much. Thanks for any help
  4. Gas Tank Repair

    I believe the business is called Classic Gas Tank Repair. Located in Gifford, Ill. Looks like about 7 1/2 miles due east of Rantoul on 136.
  5. rantoul golf carts

    At the 2015 HCOP, the gatekeepers told me they didn't need to see my proof of insurance. (I had it with me.) Don't know if that has changed, but I would sure recommend bringing it just in case. I know at least one of the RPRU's required it.
  6. Birthdays on USA's Birthday

    As one of those guys who had a birthday yesterday, thanks for all the kind wishes! I've always felt it was the perfect day to have a birthday... no school as a kid, no work as an adult, plus fireworks and cookouts!
  7. 1965 sale bill

    Fitting name for an IH fan!
  8. Found Dad's 1206! Search is Over!

    It has been a pleasure reading through this thread. Ole 815, I'm sure glad you found "your" 1206. As others have said, it's a great story. It's pretty bittersweet in that that tractor is now a "family heirloom" to two families, and I'm sure no one can blame the current owners for wanting to hold on to it now. At least you know where it is, and that it is still going strong. Having said that, life is funny sometimes; we never know what's coming at us, and at least the current owners know who and where you are... maybe an opportunity will present itself down the road. Kristen's story is always an inspiration to anyone looking for an old family tractor, I have seen his 1206 at a few different Red Power shows now, and just thinking about that whole journey kind of gets to a guy when you stop and think about it. We are lucky to have several "family" tractors on my mom's side of the family, I wish I could find some that were on dad's side, especially a 400, 560, and 806 that my dad spent a lot of time on 45- 50 years ago, but there's about zero chance of even finding serial numbers at this point, I'm afraid.
  9. rebuilding older carbs specializes in Deere, but work on all makes. I've had good luck with them, they may be worth a try for you.
  10. Hickory Hills was the name of IH's photographic center located near Norway, IL. It was situated on an IH owned farm. Still photos and motion pictures were both taken there. Operated, I'm guessing, from late 50s to 80s. There is a nice feature on it on one of the Farmington Implement dvd's. I believe it was also used at times to train sales and service staffs on the use of various equipment.
  11. It is, but I believe there was a thread on here a year or so back stating that there are at least a few buildings standing and being used by the groundskeepers. Seems like I remember there being a few grain bins, too.
  12. As long as it's so close, it would be neat if they photographed it at the old Hickory Hills photo grounds before it's potentially sold and moved
  13. Sears Craftsman

    Just read this morning that Sears is selling its Craftsman brand to Stanley/ Black and Decker for something like $900 million. Kind of a sad day for me. Both Sears and Craftsman tools were staples for me and my family as far back as I can remember (and before my time, as well.) As I have been thinking about Sears selling off lines and closing stores, it struck me that it feels a bit like what IH went through in the 80s.
  14. Vote

    I'm not normally much of a betting man, but I will put a couple hundred bucks down saying that no matter if the Republican or the Democrat wins, there will most certainly be a presidential election again in 2020.
  15. Watch for trains!

    I knew the operator killed in that accident. A very nice guy, very sad time for everyone involved.